Atlantic Wild West Tour.
The Atlantic Wild West from Newquay via the north Cornish coast road to Boscastle in Cornwall. This tour takes in the rugged part of the Atlantic known as the Celtic Sea in addition to legends – new and old.
Newquay’s beaches are renowned and during height of season, the population staying here increases 8-10 fold. Fistral beach with surfers and Boardmaster is probably the best known. The Beatles ‘Magic Mystery Tour’ was filmed around Newquay and you may recognize areas from the film when travelling through.
Nearly a third of Cornwall UK is designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, mostly along coastlines but also Bodmin Moor.
Bedruthan Steps is a wondrous place for scenery with legends to boot.
Padstow is a quaint fishing village on the Camel river estuary, once the beginning of the ancient ‘Saints Trail / Way’.
If Grand Houses is Your thing, a visit to Prideaux Place may be the order of the day. A magnificent grade 1 listed country house, deer park and gardens, it is a setting for many Rosamunde Pilcher books. Entry fee is payable to Prideaux Place.
Along the north Cornish coast.
En route to Port Isaac, or as Doc Martin would have it: ‘Portwenn’, we can stop at St Issey. The church here date from Norman days – 11th to 12th centuries.
In Wadebridge we can go over the old bridge, the longest bridge in Cornwall consequently with a good tale or two to tell.
Just before Port Isaac is a wonderfully restored Victorian garden and house well worth a visit.
Doc Martin series are filmed regularly at Port Isaac. If you’re lucky, you get to see your favourite actors/actresses when visiting. A truly charming fishing village with a ‘new’ legend where in addition locals were used as extras in the series.
Along the north Cornish coast finally we arrive at the village of Tintagel with an ancient legend – King Arthur. At the village, the Old Post Office is a super visit. If you are up for a ramble, it takes around 1.5-2 hours to get to the castle remains and view. From the village church opposite you can get a great sighting of Tintagel Castle ruins. From the more recent ‘Camelot Hotel’ also a good view of the other side. Good walking shoes are a must for this hike. Entry fee payable at Old Post Office and to visit Tintagel castle.
Boscastle is a quaint fishing village with it’s very own Museum of Witchcraft.
Jamaica Inn, written about by Daphne du Maurier and used by Cornish pirates can take us through Bodmin Moor. There is a museum to Daphne du Maurier on site.
To book Your bespoke Tour.
Tell us what you’d like and we shall be happy to creatively design Your Private Bespoke north Cornish coast Atlantic Wild West Cornwall Tour just for You. Obviously, we will make comfort stops etc en route and I must stress that ALL of the above is impossible to see in ONE day (9am – 5pm).
Cornish Cream Teas and Cornish Pasties are available throughout Cornwall and delightful.
Driver-Guided in English, a full day Tour (9-17) with Alvajoan start from GB£275 and includes pick up and return within Cornwall with our knowledgeable experienced driver-guide but excludes food, drink and venue entry fees. Other language are available at additional cost and subject to availability. Our comfortable licensed vehicles seat from 1 to 16 passengers. Advance booking is required. Public Liability Insurance GB£10million. Half Day Tours (10am to 2pm) start from GB£175.
To book Your Tour with Alvajoan, contact us by email with details of Your wishes and interests and dates you have in mind. Phone +44 1326 565441 or +44 7772 777545 to which you can also send text message if Your need is a little more pressing timewise. More photos from Cornwall and venues on our social media Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for your enjoyment and ideas.
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Alvajoan of Cornwall